Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2676

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont)

Look for it in bogs, wet meadows, moist to wet forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
White (speckled with purple)
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-toothed calyx
2-lipped 4-lobed corolla
4 stamens, usually exserted
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pycnanthemum muticum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pycnanthemum muticum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 164-28-005:
Pycnanthemum muticum   FAMILY Lamiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Koellia mutica

 

COMMON NAME:
Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint


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image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_komu2_001_lvd

        

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4930

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4931

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Stems 4-angled, moderately to densely pubescent on the angles and sides, per www.missouriplants.com.

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4934

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm200625_6057

June    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Bracts of the inflorescence puberulent on upper surface, margins not ciliate, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2046

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2047

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves short-petioled to sessile, oval to lance-shaped, finely toothed, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2048

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2050

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Corollas white to pale pinkish- or lavender-tinged, lower lip w purple spots, per www.missouriplants.com.

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2077

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210711_2170

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Calyx lobes not tipped with a tuft of long, jointed bristles, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm210807_2482

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Mericarps brown, smooth, 1-1.3mm long, oblong, tapered to an acute apex, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4581

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Pycnanthemum muticum, Short-toothed Mountain-mint, Downy Mountain-mint, Clustered Mountain-mint

JK Marlow    jkm211027_4594

October    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest